Elite Blasting and Coatings provides a range of sandblasting solutions for architectural, construction, and industrial projects. Architectural sandblasting is typically performed for restoration purposes. It is also widely used to achieve a certain look or texture on new surfaces.
Dustless Blasting and soda blasting are two popular architectural sandblasting methods, but other forms of abrasive blasting, like bead blasting, may also be considered. Our industry professionals can discuss your project requirements and choose a light, medium, or heavy blast for the job, depending on your preferred finish.
Types of Architectural Sandblasting Service
We provide a number of environmentally friendly sandblasting options to suit a variety of projects. Our service is safe to use on the majority of architectural surface materials, from wood and brick to concrete and stone, iron, and steel, brass and aluminum, and fiberglass.
Using an adjustable pressure sandblaster, we can effectively handle robust projects or delicate surfaces. We're adaptable and flexible, offering mobile sandblasting services that can be used in every scenario, for every purpose.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Stamped concrete cleaning
- Stone cleaning
- Driveway, sidewalk, and entryway restoration
- Restoration of historic buildings
- Paint stripping—including paint removal from metal ceilings
- Stain removal
- Work on wooden beams, log cabins, etc.
Architectural Blasting Media Used
We use several different types of abrasive blasting media for architectural sandblasting. We'll consider the nature of your project and the outcome you're hoping to achieve, whether that's surface preparation, restoration, or cleaning.
For the most professional, quality finish, our team will use one of three abrasive blasting media options:
Dustless Blasting is our most popular media blasting method. A Dustless Blasting machine sends out a jet of fine media particles using pressurized air. This process is ideal for indoor projects, especially in public locations, as it's powerful enough to make an impact without producing an excess of dust or debris.
Soda blasting uses sodium bicarbonate and compressed air to deliver a lighter, gentler blasting service. This blasting option tends to be best suited for the restoration or surface preparation of delicate materials, including brick and stone. Soda blasting is a particularly good choice for historic blasting jobs.
Bead blasting is similar in concept to the above two sandblasting services, but the blast media consists of glass or plastic beads. We may use bead blasting for paint stripping and cleaning jobs, depending on the surface that requires treatment. Glass bead media can be reused for several cycles, which makes it a cost-effective surface preparation solution.
Historic Architecture Sandblasting
Historic architectural restoration can present more of a challenge, and it's essential that you find a sandblasting company with the relevant experience and knowledge to handle the job. Rest assured that the team at Elite Blasting and Coatings is equipped and experienced to safely and efficiently handle your historic sandblasting job.
On wood, brick, or stone historic surfaces, we use one of three media: soda, walnut shell, or corn cob. All of these media are safe, environmentally friendly, and gentle enough to strip a surface without damaging the surface itself.